Preventing ill health is the focus of the NHS’ new 10-year plan that aims to save up to 500,000 lives. The plans will give particular attention to smokers and drinkers, providing them with the support they need to quit, and reduce the risk of developing serious or fatal health conditions. It’s hoped that these measures
There are a multitude of things that can potentially cause cancer, many of which you can do little to prevent. However, two of the biggest causes of cancer are things that are, for the most part, within our control: smoking, and our weight. Cancer Research UK has found that a third of all cancer cases in the
It’s been 10 years since the smoking ban came into force, and what a change it has made. Not only have our towns and cities changed, but it seems our society is getting healthier too. Smoking rates have been falling and more people are turning to e-cigarettes as a way to try and quit.
On Sunday, 6 new smoking and tobacco laws will come into force and they are set to have a big effect on smokers. These big changes to the law, officially known as the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016, were announced last May, but retailers have been given one year to adjust to the
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign designed to help raise awareness of one of the UK’s most common cancer types. Lung cancer is one of the most serious types of cancer – with just 5% of those diagnosed surviving for 10 years after diagnosis. The most startling fact about lung cancer